Episode 11 Celebrity MasterChef


Episode 11

The celebrity cooking contest enters its third set of heats, as Sharon Maughan, Danny Goffey, Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan begin a week of gruelling culinary challenges.


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16 celebrities are battling it out to win the coveted MasterChef crown.

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I guess it's all about winning. I hope it doesn't cause any bloodshed.

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These celebrities have already reached the top of their profession.

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But can they cut it in the kitchen?

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It's a bit like the Roman arena.

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They judge you. Judgement is hard.

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I'm going to get a vision from God and walk into that kitchen

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and actually win. Ha-ha!

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Cooking doesn't get tougher than this.

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These four celebrities are taking on the challenge to become

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the next MasterChef champion.

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But, at the end of this week,

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only the best cooks will go through to the semifinals.

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I feel nervous. This is like an opening night.

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I feel... You know, the butterflies in your stomach.

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I'm feeling slightly apprehensive.

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I feel like I'm in one of the dreams where you can't feel your hands.

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Imagine David and Goliath, with a hint of Delia.

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That just could be my journey.

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I'm really passionate about food.

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I want to give it my best shot.

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Of course I want to win. I absolutely want to win.

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Reputations mean nothing when you walk into a MasterChef kitchen.

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It's about whether you can cook.

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Today, our celebrities will face three challenges,

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designed to assess their culinary skills.

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We've got four celebrities who are eager to show us what they can do.

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But, can they truly cook? Do they have that something special?

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Let's see what they're made of.

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This is the skills test, it's the first time we see our celebrities,

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and we need to find out what talent they've got.

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They have ten minutes to cook us an escalope of pork,

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which is then breaded and pan-fried.

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Oil in the pan.

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Now we take that piece of pork between two bits of plastic

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so it doesn't stick to anything.

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And then gently go around and around and around in a circle.

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And now we have this piece of pork all bashed up, perfect.

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They're not going to know how to do this.

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Next we're going to make the breading. Egg and milk mix together. Flour. And breadcrumbs.

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Take our piece of escalope,

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and pat it gently, first into our flour.

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And then dip it into our egg.

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And then let the excess egg come off, so it's not too thick.

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Then a couple of times in here.

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And really press down those breadcrumbs around the outside.

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The flour and the breadcrumb, the order of that may confuse them.

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So now, to test our oil.

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If the oil is not hot enough, the oil will soak into the breadcrumbs

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and you end up with a greasy escalope.

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If it goes in there and it's too hot, it will burn on the outside

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and it won't cook on the inside.

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Yum.

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A couple of minutes now, and that's all it will need.

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The edge is now starting to turn brown.

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This is tough, because they can't see the meat,

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so it's not easy to tell when it's cooked.

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If the oil's the right temperature, the breadcrumbs will tell you

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the meat's cooked because it's a lovely, thin piece of meat.

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And we are done.

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Mm.

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Come on, let's get the first one in.

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First up is interior designer turned TV presenter Colin McAllister,

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who used to bake cakes for friends at school.

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It's a mixture of joy and terror.

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I want to get in there, roll my sleeves up and get my hands dirty.

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Colin, we would like you, please, to make an escalope of pork.

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Coat it with breadcrumbs. And pan-fry it within ten minutes.

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-Within ten minutes.

-OK, let's go.

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I feel very much like the dishwasher in our kitchen.

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Maybe it's time to hang up my rubber gloves and shine.

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We really only want one escalope of pork, Colin.

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And if you don't know what an escalope is?

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Think about a piece of meat which is bashed up quite thin.

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Ah! I know.

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I've never done this before.

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You've had three minutes, Colin. Seven left.

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Oh, God.

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You've got five minutes left.

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Does it matter that it's shaped like a boxing glove?

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No.

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You've got just under two minutes now.

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Only two minutes. OK.

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I'm worried about how cooked that is.

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I don't have any time.

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Done?

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Done.

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Colin. A shaky start for you.

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Yes, indeed.

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-Mixing up the terminology of escalope with medallion.

-It's a problem with food.

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I think it puts people off. Too many names for too many things.

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Your heat was too high.

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OK.

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And you don't have enough oil in your pan.

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You have bubbly bits where the breadcrumb is not cooked.

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Burnt bits here.

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That burnt flavour means the whole thing is quite acrid.

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The pork is cooked through, which is surprising.

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It's not the best start, Colin.

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What pleases me is that you didn't completely lose your nerve.

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Big mistake, you recovered it,

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and, as a true showman, the show went on.

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I feel that this has almost been like our first date.

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And we're not kissing yet.

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Colin, thanks very much.

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As first dates go, I've had better.

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As soon as I walked in the door, it was like someone had wiped my brain.

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Maybe if I'd gone in too high, been too fabulous,

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it would be difficult to follow. You should always think positively.

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Sharon Maugham has been an actress for over 40 years.

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But the only time she's been seen in the kitchen

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was in a series of iconic instant coffee ads from the '80s.

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I feel terrified of cooking in front of John and Gregg.

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If I hadn't seen them leaning over,

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looking judgementally across at the person who's cooked it

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and go, "Mm," or "No", that's why I feel nervous,

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because I've seen it on the telly and I know what they can do.

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Sharon, this is your first test.

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You have just ten minutes. Let's go.

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What's worrying you?

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I don't know. I don't know what to do with the milk. Never mind.

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Just doing it my way.

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Sure.

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Four minutes gone. Six minutes left.

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-I should have made it thinner.

-You should have made it thinner. OK. I tend to agree with you.

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Ugh.

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SHE GIGGLES

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OK.

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It's a really thick piece of pork.

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Which means that you are likely to burn the breadcrumbs on the outside

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before you cook the meat through in the middle.

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The meat's cooked. It's not crispy on top and lacks a bit of seasoning.

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-Yeah.

-I am encouraged by you.

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I'm encouraged by you.

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No, I am, I think you're OK.

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There's nothing wrong with your cooking

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that a deep breath and a count to ten wouldn't cure.

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Sharon, you completed the task under the time.

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Probably not with the finesse,

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but under the pressure of MasterChef we've got something on a plate.

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Brave attempt, thank you very much.

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Thank you.

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I was nervous, I was actually shocked at how nervous I was.

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It wasn't an expert job, but I would have fed it to my children

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and I would have made them eat it!

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Former estate agent Justin Ryan's passion for cooking

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came from seeing his mum throw lavish dinner parties.

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I hope to challenge myself now.

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I'd like to think I could be as good as a professional chef.

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And the one thing I'm scared of is failure.

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Escalope of pork, pan-fried, ten minutes.

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I think I'm fairly flamboyant in the kitchen.

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I really enjoy the theatre of cookery.

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I just want to build my confidence level to such a point

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that I can turn what is quite a good show into a showstopper.

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You've got six minutes left.

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I have to be completely frank, I'm not entirely sure

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if I'm tackling this in the right way or not.

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Gentlemen, it's a work in progress.

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You've got two minutes, my friend.

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-Two minutes left?

-Yeah.

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You're kidding!

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30 seconds left.

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OK.

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This is the Scottish way, have I mentioned that?

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Breaded escalope of... pork.

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I don't know where to start. I watched in amazement

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as you seemed to make bowls of gruel, and bowls of porridge.

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The meat's tougher than it should be because it's not bashed thin.

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There's no crisp on the outside, which should be the breadcrumbs.

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-But actually it's cooked through.

-OK.

-It's cooked through.

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I have never seen anybody try to make crumb batter before.

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It should be lovely and tender inside,

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it should be crispy on the outside. It's not.

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We expected something, we didn't quite get it.

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I have never ever seen anything like it in my life.

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How could I have got it so wrong?

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I basically made plasticine with added breadcrumbs, and tried to

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cover that poor piece of pork and hope for the best.

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Hey-ho.

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Finally, it's former Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey,

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who took domestic science at school,

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and is the main cook in his household of four kids.

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Cooking in MasterChef is on a par with playing on Top Of The Pops.

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It's the same amount of nerves you get before.

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I should be able to handle it really well, so...in theory.

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Danny, this is your first task, and you have ten minutes to do it in.

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OK.

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Maybe it's just flattened. I've never done this before.

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Bash us out a tune, Danny!

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In the last couple of weeks, I've been trying to practise my cooking.

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The kids have all put on a lot of weight.

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And my missus has too, which she's not too happy about.

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Good.

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-Last 30 seconds.

-OK.

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All right.

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What do you reckon?

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This is breadcrumbs.

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Those breadcrumbs, in a cold pan with oil,

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will soak up the oil like a sponge.

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So one side, we've got soggy breadcrumbs,

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-the other side, dried breadcrumbs which are starting to burn.

-Uh-huh.

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I don't know if it's cooked inside.

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-You want me to try it?

-No. It's my job, Danny.

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Ooh. Ooh!

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Just enough heat, Danny.

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There you go.

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There is crunch to some of the breadcrumb, not all of it.

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The meat is lovely and tender inside.

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It's not bad.

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That's all right.

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Thank you very much.

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I have to say I was fairly happy with how it went.

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It was just kind of blind cooking really.

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I wasn't quite sure how to put the ingredients together.

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But overall I think I just got away with it.

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I thought today was going to be an easy task for all four.

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And what it ended up was disastrous for three of them.

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I'm concerned about raising the bar for the next task.

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But, maybe I'll be proved wrong.

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The next test is very, very different.

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Yes. It's going to be a lot harder.

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With their first challenge behind them,

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the celebrities wait to find out what the next test will be.

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The second skills assessment,

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if it was decorating, it would be fine.

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Cooking?

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I need to forget the failure,

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and go in there with a smile on my face

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and get ready for the first success.

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I'm going to try and relax a little bit more.

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Think of some nice little fluffy clouds or something,

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that's my plan.

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Today's basic recipe is a hamburger and fried crispy onions.

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A good burger is a lovely thing.

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And loads of people do it badly.

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This is all about their organisation.

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The first thing I'm going to do is to cut a load of parsley.

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With that parsley, I'm going to have one egg yolk.

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One decent big spoonful of tomato ketchup.

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And then a couple of spoonfuls of oyster sauce.

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That oyster sauce, that's your seasoning, that's your salt.

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Mix the burger in two parts.

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Use half the meat first.

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-And then you mix that back into the other half?

-Correct.

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If you overwork the mince, and you spend too long mixing it together,

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the meat itself becomes like processed meat, like pate.

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It shouldn't be like that, it should have texture to it. You can see.

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The next thing I do is turn the whole thing into a ball.

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Take the round ball and gently ease that down

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so that you've now got the thickness of the patty you want.

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If the pan is too hot, what you'll end up with

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is a burger which is really charred on the outside,

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-and raw in the middle.

-This is a careful balancing act,

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to cook it through, to keep it slightly pink, also to keep it moist.

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Yep.

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We said we're going to serve that with some crispy onion rings.

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Shred the red onion really fine.

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They are then dipped into milk.

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I'm coating them with flour and cornflour to make them crispy on the outside.

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Mix the whole lot so they've got a decent coating around the outside.

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And then drop them in.

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You take your bread roll.

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You don't have to toast it.

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Drop it into your pan next to your burgers and just warm them up.

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Of course, a burger in my life

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is nothing without a good piece of cheese on it.

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Now the assembling.

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Cheese just starting to melt.

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And then of course you need to hold your burger together.

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So put a stick in it.

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The onion rings have been cooking for three minutes, not very long at all.

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Crispy onions. On the side.

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There you have it. A burger, and onion rings.

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Right, burger time. Let's get them in.

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You now have a taste of how hard the competition is.

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Unfortunately, Sharon's had to leave us, she's not feeling well.

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But we have you three.

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This is the basic recipe test.

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We've now tested your skills, we want to test your overall cooking ability.

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We want to see how good you really are.

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Today, the basic recipe is a beef burger,

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and crispy fried onions.

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And you have just 35 minutes to cook it in.

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35 minutes, let's cook.

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Without a doubt, my passion for cookery comes from my mother,

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who is just the most amazing cook.

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So I want to make a really good go of this.

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And I'd really like my mum to be proud.

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-What sort of food did you grow up with, Justin?

-I grew up with

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brilliant cuts of meat, really good joints.

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My mum cooks a lot with vegetables, so I learned from her.

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As a kid, I should have paid more attention to my mum,

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then, as an adult, I might be more capable.

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How much do you need to do well today?

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I'd really like to do well today because, in the earlier tests,

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I feel I did really, really badly.

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I completely lost my composure.

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I totally forgot what I was doing.

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How much cooking have you really done?

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I don't do nearly as much cooking as I would like to.

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What I want to learn is more.

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I want you boys to oversee, hopefully,

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a process where I climb Kilimanjaro without falling off from the top.

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Justin, good luck.

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Good chaps!

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You have had ten minutes. You've got 25 minutes left.

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I can follow a recipe, but there's no personal input at all.

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I really do want to try and explore if there is a side to me

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that's a bit more off the wall, a bit freer, and a bit more creative.

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Colin, tell me, how many times have you made a burger before?

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-Never.

-What do you think you may have that will help you?

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Do you know... A winning smile and a bit of enthusiasm.

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I just want to know more about cooking, genuinely.

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It's a voyage of discovery,

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like Lord Of The Rings. Lord Of The Onion Rings, that type of thing.

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Have you previously been scared of cooking?

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Yes, I think there is a fear factor in there.

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It can seem like there's too much information.

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It's one thing that puts a lot of people off cooking.

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Colin, you and Justin always work together.

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Are you all right working on your own?

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You know, it's weird, like someone's tied my hands behind my back.

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We do, we've lived together for 26 years.

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And suddenly we're competing against each other. It's a bit of a first.

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But, competition is healthy.

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So Justin's held you back and you relish the opportunity to get out on your own?

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Absolutely, I'm going to strip off the shackles of coupledom

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and emerge a MasterChef on my own!

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Come on, let's go.

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Last ten minutes.

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Being a musician, I suppose my mind tends to wander quite a lot.

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I chopped the end of my thumb off two weeks ago, trying to dice an onion.

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So it's not a very good start.

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Danny, do you think there is an association with cooking,

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compiling recipes, in the same way as writing music?

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I think food and music go together pretty well, you know.

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It's nice to eat food with music playing.

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Nice to play music while you're eating? No, that doesn't quite work.

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Doesn't work. What would you like from MasterChef?

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I'd like to get really far if I could

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and just improve my basic skills that I have.

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Why do you like cooking?

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Erm...I just find it quite relaxing, therapeutic.

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I've got quite a few kids running about.

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And I can be a bit of a governor

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and decide what they're going to eat, and make sure it's healthy, stuff like that.

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During your youth, obviously, famous rock star.

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During my youth?

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Yeah... Sorry. What sort of food did you eat when you were on the road?

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Quite a lot of burgers, especially in America.

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We went to Gracelands once, and had a good burger there.

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Last 60 seconds.

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Finishing touches, please.

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Time's up. Stop, you have to stop.

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You have a little bit of pink running through the middle of it.

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I like the texture on the outside, I like some char, some crispness,

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and then the meat itself tastes of really lovely fried meat.

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It is a bit braised, and it's going a little bit dry.

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The onions look lovely and crispy, maybe a bit of seasoning as well.

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But, considering your lack of experience,

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maybe you've got a natural touch.

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Thank you.

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It's a little bit scruffy.

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Organic.

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No, scruffy.

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That works.

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It's all coming together, isn't it?

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I think you had a decent round here, Colin.

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Thank you very much.

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It was much better than the other round, for sure.

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I feel much more positive, rather than scared. And I think that's a good thing.

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No one wants to taste fear in food.

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Danny, no crispy onions on the side?

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No, they're a hidden surprise in the bun.

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Danny, I really like your burger.

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It's moist, it's well seasoned, a tang of cheese, the crisp lettuce.

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You have put some onion rings in there

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but, by the time they hit the mayonnaise, they're no longer crisp.

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I would have loved to have seen the onion rings on the side.

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I saw you cook them. They were crispy. It's a shame they're not there,

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because that added texture on the side, it's sort of like a treat.

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But it's a really good burger.

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I think I did OK, it was just the blinking onion rings,

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so I messed that bit up. But I was quite pleased with my overall burger.

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Good crispy onion rings on the side.

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The sticks running through it. It's a bit like Kerplunk!

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Although your burger meat is slightly over, it's a little bit well done,

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I don't mind that because it's seasoned really nicely.

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And the outside, the char on the outside makes such a difference to the way it tastes.

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They're big old onion rings!

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Good batter. But because they're so big,

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they're struggling to cook through.

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Nothing wrong with that, mate. I agree with His Lordship over here.

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That's a decent burger.

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I feel much happier now,

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and to hear such positive feedback from Gregg and John is amazing.

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Well done, go and have a break.

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You have one last test today. Off you go.

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I think I've just become a vegetarian.

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Oh, my God. Group hug.

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You're now our burger. You're the meat in our burger.

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Oh, my word.

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Good burgers. Decent crispy onions. All round the room, not a bad effort at all.

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We now know that these three can follow a recipe.

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Can they actually cope with what's next?

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This is the mystery box.

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In that box, there are a set of ingredients.

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We're going to ask you to create for us one dish in just 50 minutes.

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This will test your flair.

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Your creativity.

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We expect you now to build on your good work and take it up a level.

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Reveal your ingredients.

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Oh, my God.

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The main ingredient in today's mystery box is lamb kidneys.

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Huh. OK.

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They've also been given shallots,

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Roquefort cheese,

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potatoes,

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bacon,

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parsley,

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pine nuts,

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bread,

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spinach,

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tomatoes,

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Madeira,

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rice,

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mushrooms,

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mustard,

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and an orange.

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One dish, 50 minutes. Must include the kidney.

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Let's cook.

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The humble kidney, a wonderful thing when cooked properly.

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When cooked badly, it will be raw in the middle and gelatinous and awful.

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Or it will be dry and shrivelled up, and grey.

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They're going to have to draw on just the knowledge that they've got.

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This is going to test them. Really test them.

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45 minutes left and you're cooking kidneys already?

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I've never cooked them before. I want to get them right and do a test run.

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-Oh!

-Yeah.

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Justin!

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When I'm cooking,

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I start with a recipe, and then I kind of lose track of what I'm doing

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and I think, maybe this will be nice with stuff.

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But, hopefully, those imperfections of a recipe

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can be quite interesting and make it a bit different.

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But, equally, it can go terribly wrong as well.

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What are you going to cook for us?

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I'm thrown by the kidneys, so I'm going for a breakfast vibe.

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I know that's not too fancy, but given the ingredients,

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the mushrooms, tomatoes, kidneys,

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it's like a sort of 1950s breakfast.

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So you've never handled kidneys before?

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I've handled them by pulling them out of pies when I was a kid

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because I don't really like kidneys. They were too rubbery.

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Ingredients you've not cooked with, how difficult is it?

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The hardest thing is deciding what to do, I think.

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Your mind goes a bit blank and starts thinking stuff like, Smurfette or something,

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and you kind of lose your thread.

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Smurfette?

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She was only one lady Smurf.

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You've probably never seen the Smurfs. She was created by the big grandad one.

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-Do you find it hard to concentrate on one task?

-Terribly, yeah.

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Can you concentrate, Danny, for this? Seriously.

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I can try. It's not one of my strong points, concentration.

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Danny is doing breakfast. Breakfast is a difficult thing to do, lots of different ingredients

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cooked differently from each other, all coming together at once on a plate.

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-Will he be able to do it properly?

-I just hope he's doing enough.

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It's still got to look nice, it's still got to show some skill.

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20 minutes have gone already. You've got 30 minutes left.

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Recipes I find really limiting, because

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a recipe is someone else's idea of a good meal.

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My taste buds and my vision in my mind are what I think should make a good meal.

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-Justin.

-Boys.

-What are cooking for us?

-A beautiful crouton

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with kidneys, bacon lardons and mushrooms

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in a Madeira and cream sauce, with little dressing around the edge.

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Some pine nuts to finish off.

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-Your round, this one?

-I really hope it's my round because I do want to be creative.

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And I want to think out of the box. I've never cooked with kidneys before, so I'm a little nervous.

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You are quite nervous about this.

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Is it because you're competitive, or are you concerned about the experience you've got?

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It's a combination of all those. But who'd be lying if they said they didn't want to win?

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Or at least progress. So I'm giving it my absolute best shot.

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-Good luck.

-Thank you very much.

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Justin is really impressive. Trying the kidneys first.

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Thinking about how the whole thing comes together.

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It's nice to see Justin has a plan in his head.

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My worry for Justin is he's got far too much going on on the plate.

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He's got a sauce, then he's got some mayonnaise. And he's got some nuts. Let's see.

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I've never, ever invented a dish from scratch before.

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I think it could be a lack of fear because I'm not held down by rules.

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Obviously there are rules in the kitchen.

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Do you know what they are?

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Colin, you have a real serious look upon your face.

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Do you know what, I quite like the whole invention idea.

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I'm thinking I don't have anything to lose.

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If it was something that I had a preconceived idea about how it tasted,

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then I might be thinking there's a challenge.

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But I've no idea how kidneys taste, so I don't have a fear.

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For some weird reason, I've decided just to go on a gut instinct.

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My first thought was, if you said to me, you're going to eat kidneys,

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I would say, well, you'll need to buy me a drink first.

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So I thought, I'll add the alcohol to the kidneys.

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And maybe do the kidneys in a Madeira cream sauce thing.

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I like the idea of the kidneys and the flavours you've got with them.

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Your task now is to decide how you are going to serve those

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to make them a plate of food.

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Sure, OK, fair enough.

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-You've never cooked kidney.

-No.

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-How will you know when it's cooked?

-Good question.

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I'm going to have to try, obviously.

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Your instinct is good.

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-Go with it.

-OK, right.

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Mm. OK, well, yes.

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No?

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I love it!

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Colin is scared of those kidneys. He doesn't want to eat them.

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It frightens him a little bit. And that may show in his finished dish.

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If he can actually taste the kidney and enjoy it, he will end up with something delicious.

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Pressure's on. Two minutes left.

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Last 60 seconds.

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Stop, time is well and truly up!

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First up, Colin has cooked kidneys in a Madeira, shallot and garlic cream sauce,

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with a flat mushroom, served on toast.

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That's pretty good. Everyone likes their kidneys different, like their steak.

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As long as you get a little bit of pink still in there, I'm happy.

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OK.

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The kidneys cooked really well.

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The toast is a really good idea because it soaks up all that sauce.

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The sauce is sweet,

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but it needs something else.

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It needs a good crack of pepper,

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or it needs something sharp to take it from good to great.

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Colin, I'm impressed. I'm impressed because you've got soft shallots.

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Your kidneys are cooked really well.

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That sauce is lovely and thick and clings to every single part of your kidneys.

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For me, it's a big spoonful of spicy mustard off being brilliant.

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But, considering you had little idea what you were doing at the start,

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you'd never cooked kidneys before,

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I'm impressed with the deftness of touch.

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Look at this face.

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A relaxed face. Like, oh, phew. Heavy-sigh-of-relief face.

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Actually, I'm really into it. I want to learn more.

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I want to soak it all up. Like a sponge.

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Designer Justin has made kidneys in a Madeira and bacon cream sauce

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on a garlic and paprika crouton,

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with a flat mushroom, topped with spinach and pine nuts, and a mustard emulsion.

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It's a good-looking, modern plate of food.

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Because it looks like that,

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I have a really high expectation of what your kidneys are going to be like.

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Your kidneys are a little bit overcooked, they're becoming a bit bouncy.

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But that sauce, with that rich bit of mushroom,

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and the wonderful crispy crouton underneath,

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with the spiciness of the mustard dressing on the outside,

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is really, really tasty.

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Oh, thank you.

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The salty bits of bacon, real strength of that kidney,

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garlic on the crouton was a lovely idea. And that Madeira sauce is strong.

0:37:380:37:44

I really like that. I really like that.

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I feel like a massive weight's been lifted off me.

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I felt I left myself down chronically in the first test.

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I've built it back through, and I feel so proud of that.

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Musician Danny has made a breakfast of kidneys, bacon and shallots,

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with sauteed potatoes, mushroom, fried egg, spinach

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and a tomato topped with Roquefort cheese.

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I like the cleanliness of the plate.

0:38:110:38:13

You've demonstrated a lot of skill here.

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I don't mind my kidneys a bit under.

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I like the softness of them being quite pink, and yours are.

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Lovely mix of ingredients. I think the whole thing is done very, very well.

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I think you've got to season it a bit more.

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Actually, Danny, I'm very impressed.

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Cheers.

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I've got an issue with blue cheese on a breakfast.

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Very few things... Like, that's Roquefort, that is strong, strong.

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Very few things it could match. Certainly nothing on this plate.

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Take away a silly little thing like blue cheese, that's a treat,

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that is an absolute treat.

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I managed to pull it together.

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I just think I need to probably challenge myself a bit more in the next test

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to show some higher skill level or imagination.

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But overall, I'm pretty pleased.

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I think the difference in you three,

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at the end of the day to the beginning, is nothing short of miraculous.

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Really, really well done.

0:39:300:39:33

Great confidence boost.

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You'll need that confidence. You'll also need a rest.

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Because what comes up next is going to be seriously tough.

0:39:380:39:41

Thanks very much. Off you go.

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Cheers.

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So, Daniel.

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You know what? It's been wonderful to know you.

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Today, we have tested their basic skills, and their creativity.

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They came in here as cookery moths, and they've left here as butterflies.

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Justin was in as much of a tizz in the first round as you could possibly get.

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When we gave him a recipe, though, he actually managed to make a good burger.

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Justin's dish was really elaborate.

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But Justin's kidneys were just slightly over.

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It was a shame, because everything else was rich and wonderful.

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He was most certainly on an upward curve.

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I really hope I stay the course.

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I want to get better. And, dammit, I want to excel.

0:40:270:40:30

Danny didn't do a bad job with that escalope.

0:40:300:40:34

Compared with the other guys, he did a really good job.

0:40:340:40:36

The burger was great. The crispy onions, he stuffed them in the burger, they went soggy.

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I think Danny's idea for breakfast was inspired.

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I've no idea what that tomato with the cheese was doing on there,

0:40:430:40:47

I'm just going to discard it.

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Danny, that is a job well done.

0:40:480:40:50

Maybe Danny has the natural touch.

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I know it's going to get harder and harder.

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But as long as I get to a point where I'm not totally ridiculed by my teenage children.

0:40:560:41:02

Colin, the first round, not too good.

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Instead of doing a escalope, he did medallions.

0:41:050:41:08

The burger needed more seasoning.

0:41:080:41:10

He needs to taste his food.

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He was scared of those kidneys. But he persevered

0:41:120:41:15

and came up with a really good idea for a sauce.

0:41:150:41:17

I'm pleased for Colin.

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Not only has he got enthusiasm and a winning smile, he's also got a pretty decent instinct.

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I'm feeling a bit more confident in the kitchen.

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I've learned something as well. And I'm ready for day two.

0:41:270:41:31

Sharon went home ill today after the first round, which is a real shame,

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because I wonder if she will be able to catch up to these three now.

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We're going to throw her in at the deep end. Sharon now either sinks or swims.

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The pressure's going to continue to mount up.

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And what we do with them next is seriously tough.

0:41:530:41:56

I want to see them head on with what comes next.

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Tomorrow, the battle continues, in teams.

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Shall we do that Lady And The Tramp thing where we...

0:42:110:42:15

You get the cheese, you get the cheese.

0:42:160:42:18

Colin, are used to being bossed around by Justin?

0:42:180:42:21

And the celebrities face their first mass catering challenge.

0:42:210:42:25

If you peel potatoes, does someone do it manually?

0:42:250:42:27

Yes.

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Do they?

0:42:290:42:30

Yes.

0:42:300:42:31

Whoa! What a monster!

0:42:310:42:35

Talk about this for a spatula.

0:42:350:42:36

-Is there a quicker way of doing these?

-Yeah. Move your hands.

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They just are so out of their depth.

0:42:420:42:45

Icing sugar, icing sugar, guys. Just give me a clue.

0:42:450:42:48

That is meltdown.

0:42:480:42:50

Come on, guys, I need this food on the hotplate now.

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Come on!

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Mind your backs.

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